Following the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor today, Archbishop Eamon Martin released the following statement:
“I was very saddened to hear of the death today of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster.
“At this sad time, I also want to remember his sterling commitment to Christian unity and his work for the relationship between all who follow Christ.
“Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was a deeply spiritual priest, known for his warmth, good humour and humility. Any time I met Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, he was always proud of his heritage and held great affection for the Church in this country.
“Conscious of his family connections in this country, I express, on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, my sincere sympathies to the family of the late Cardinal Cormac. I also want to express my condolences to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the bishops, priests and faithful of Westminster diocese. I invite the faithful in Ireland to pray for the happy repose of the soul of Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”
· Archbishop Eamon Martin is Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
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